Ocean County Car Accident Lawyer
Ocean County is home to many major roadways in New Jersey including the Garden State Parkway and Highway 9. Unfortunately, on these roads, car accidents occur. If you or someone you know has been injured in an Ocean County car accident call our Ocean County car accident lawyers day or night. Our Ocean County personal injury attorneys will fight for you.
Liability in an Ocean County Car Accident
Liability in an Ocean County car accident refers to who is at fault for the accident. In other words, who is liable for the accident. Often times the police report will detail the factual circumstances of the accident and may establish who is at fault. However, sometimes the officer who authored the police report will not have witnessed the accident and the drivers of the two vehicles involved in the accident may offer a different explanation as to what occurred. The factual dispute in how the accident occurred and who is at fault for the accident will be resolved at a trial if the parties cannot come to a settlement beforehand. At trial, a jury in Ocean County would listen to the testimony of the two parties and thereafter determine who is at fault. The jury will be permitted to assess fault in the accident. In other words, the jury may find one party mostly at fault for the accident and still find that the other party bears some responsibility. However, under New Jersey law, if the plaintiff or injured person is deemed to be more at fault for causing the accident than the other party, the plaintiff will not be able to recover monetary damages for his or her injuries.
Damages in an Ocean County Car Accident
Damages in an Ocean County car accident can include economic losses as well as pain and suffering damages. However, pain and suffering damages in a car accident case may be limited depending upon the specific facts and circumstances. A statewide law known as the limitation on lawsuit provision may limit an individual’s ability to recover pain and suffering damages in a car accident unless the individual suffered certain specific types of injuries. This limitation applies in different circumstances. It is therefore important to contact a qualified Ocean County car accident lawyer if you have been involved in an Ocean County car accident.
If you or someone you know would like to speak to one of our Ocean County car accident attorneys, call our office or click on the chat tab. One of our lawyers will take the time to explain the litigation process when an Ocean County car accident is involved.